Penny DiLoreto is an accomplished dog breeder, trainer and veterinary assistant. She is also the owner of Puppies Dot Com LLC, and K9 Dog Park, a dog training business, located in Southern California. In addition to her busy schedule, Penny finds time to donate her time to the local Humane Society. There she assists with the Volunteer Mentor Program and has written may dog related articles that are published on the internet.


Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Veterinary Assistant Program Graduate.
Animal Behavior College Graduate,
American Red Cross Certified Pet First Aid / CPR Instructor Program Graduate

Professional Affiliations

Board Advisory member - ROP Veterinary Assistant Program, Certified Professional Dog Training Instructor, Certified Canine Behaviorist, Accredited Dog Trainer,Certified Therapy Dog Evaluator, California Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, International Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants, American Red Cross Certified Pet First Aid / CPR Instructor.

Penny instructs the following:
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • NOTE:  Dog's attending this class must be able to get along with other dogs.  Dog's with behavior issues should not attend this class but take Problem Solving or Behavior Adjustment Training as a pre-requisite.
    This adult dog training class for dog's 1-year and older is called Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club.  The program is designed to address dog behavior issues such as; Jumping on people, not coming when called, pulling on leash, etc. At the end of this 6 week course, you and your dog will be given the CGC test (see test example below.) Upon successful completion of the CGC test, you will receive a Beautiful Certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).

    1. Accepting a friendly stranger
    2. Sitting politely for petting
    3. Appearance and grooming
    4. Out for a walk (walking on loose lead)
    5. Walking through a crowd
    6. Sit and Down on command and Staying in place
    7. Coming when called
    8. Reaction to other dog
    9. Reaction to distraction
    10. Supervised separation
    This six-session Group Class has a total cost of only $180.00

  • S.T.A.R. Puppy Class
  • This training program is for "puppies" that are less than one-year old.  The AKC Socialization Training Activity Responsibility (S.T.A.R.) Puppy Program is designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.

    The Benefits of training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including house training, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program.
    This six-session Group Class has a total cost of only $180.00